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On this special episode of Ominous Origins, we interview author and journalist Meg Smith about her book “The Plague Confessor” and her passion for writing.

We take a break from talking about myth, mystery, true crime and demons to return to one of my favorite spinoffs of the show: Ominous Interviews! This week, I have the enormous pleasure of talking to a very talented and passionate woman in horror, author Meg Smith. You don’t want to miss this one!



If you’re a long time listener of the show, you know I love a good interview. From time to time, I have people contact me, or I reach out to them to try to get them on the show. When that happens, I get all giddy. Learning about people and their experiences is one of the best ways to grow as a person. So, when Meg Smith came on for an interview, I was excited. Meg is an award-winning journalist out of Lowell, Mass, as well as an accomplished writer and poet. She recently released her latest collection of short stories called The Plague Confessor.

Writing and creativity has been a massive part of who she is her entire life, which is obvious when I discovered she self published a collection of stories when she was just 13 years old. Her latest collection dates back years and years, a true collection of experiences and tales that leave the reader wanting more. She talks to me about her favorite stories in the collection, her inspirations, and her processes. She also touches on the name, The Plague Confessor, and what it means — especially given the time in which it was released.

Outside of being a talented writer, Meg also served on the Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival Committee, enjoys dancing, and is an avid researcher — which I guess comes with the territory of being a journalist! Her passion is palpable, and you can just feel how much she loves her craft by the way she talks about it.

More information about Meg’s latest book and about the author herself can be found below.

The Plague Confessor,,

Twitter at @MegSmith_Writer


Ominous Origins

Welcome to the Ominous Origins Podcast, a Horror Shots production. If you were previously a fan of the Horror Shots Podcast, this is the same great show with the same compelling content focused on myth, mysterious creatures, unexplained events, spooky stories — and even some of the strangest and most disturbing true crime stories. As always, our goal is to entertain, but also to enlighten with short, well-researched episodes on a variety of fascinating topics.

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